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For sweet Christmas cookie recipes, try this Christmas dessert: 2 cups of sugar 4 Tablespoons of Cocoa 1 stick of butter 1/2 cup of milk Pinch of salt 1/2 cup of peanut butter 1 Teaspoon of vanilla 3 cups of quick cooking oats 1/2 cup of chopped nuts (optional) In a large saucepan, bring sugar, cocoa, butter, milk and salt to a boil. Stirring constantly, hard boil for 30 seconds. Allow to cool then add peanut butter, vanilla, oats and nuts, mixing well. Drop rounded teaspoons onto cookie sheets lined with waxed paper. Chill and enjoy!
Rather than leaving the burden of the entire holiday meal on yourself or your hostess, call it potluck. Let the hostess make the main course and have each guest bring a side dish or dessert. This way everyone is guaranteed at least one menu item they love, plus you'll have fun trying out everyone else's favorite Christmas cooking recipes.
To make candy cane Christmas cookies, take your favorite recipe for rolled cookies. (This will not work with drop cookies because the batter will be too sticky.) Mix up a batch and divide it into two equal parts. Add red food coloring to one half. Roll equal amounts of the plain and colored dough into 8 inch strips. Braid and fashion into a candy cane shape. Bake as instructed.
Here's a quick and easy recipe for a fun Christmas cookie: Sandwich two white fudge-covered Oreos together with white frosting to form "drum." Decorate side of drum in criss-cross pattern with decorating gels and candies. Top drum with two pieces of black shoestring licorice for "drum sticks."